Additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3-D printing, is poised to transform product design, manufacturing, and maintenance. However, limited knowledge of the fundamental principles, applications, and business implications of AM is a barrier to its broad and rapid adoption. To help professionals and organizations realize AM’s potential and accelerate its use, MIT and Boeing are collaborating on a new online course for professionals: Additive Manufacturing for Innovative Design and Production.

In recent years, MIT has emerged as a leader in additive manufacturing education, by launching several efforts to teach both its own students and to address the rapidly growing industry demand for knowledge of the science and significance of additive manufacturing.

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3D printing has broken out of the realm of plastic trinkets and is becoming a part of the entire product lifecycle, according to a talk by Desktop Metal cofounder John Hart at MIT Technology Review’s EmTech Next conference today.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is well known for living up to its name as a center of technological education and research, and additive manufacturing is one of the myriad areas of technology that the university focuses on.

Additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D Printing, is poised to change how products are developed, produced and delivered to consumers across the globe. Despite rapid industry growth, we have yet to come close to tapping AM’s full potential.

North American manufacturing needs engineers who can think differently than previous generations. So why is the U.S. struggling with skills for additive manufacturing?